Mulvaney: 'Zero tolerance' for domestic violence; Kelly's job is secure

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Trump made no mention of the ex-wives of the two former staffers, or of the alleged abuse.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney - who also denied being considered to replace Kelly - said Trump was inclined to give someone he had worked with "the benefit of the doubt". The president and Kelly were criticized for poorly handling the initial response to the allegations and to Porter's departure.

White House legislative director Marc Short denied that Trump personally waived Porter's interim security clearance, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation made further checks on his background, to allow him to handle the highly classified documents that flow to the president's desk. "I spoke with the president last night about this very issue, and he wanted me to reemphasize to everyone, including this morning, that he has full confidence in his current Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, and that he is not actively searching for replacements. That Colbie Holderness [the wife of the second White House official who resigned this week] is a liar".

She later said of the President: "He says Gen. Kelly is doing a great job and that he has full faith in him, and I think he looks at the full measure of all of us".

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Short, meanwhile, acknowledged on NBC's "Meet the Press" that there may have been a "lack of communication between different elements in the White House".

The damage would be compounded if it blows up the vast improvement that Chief of Staff John Kelly has brought to the West Wing.

Critics have denounced his remarks about Porter, saying they illustrate why abused women are afraid to come forward.

'He says he is innocent, I think you have to remember that.

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Sorensen said he is innocent but was leaving to avoid bringing controversy on the White House. "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?".

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures next to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly during a briefing with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., October 5, 2017. Trump doesn't care that CEOs can be sued due to the #MeToo movement because men still dominate the ranks of the world's biggest corporations. Al Franken (D-Minn.) when they called on Democrats to return his donations in light of allegations that he groped and kissed a woman without her consent. The allegations, first reported by the Daily Mail, included a photo of Porter's first wife with a black eye that she said her ex-husband had given her. He defended him and attacked the women who made the allegations, He said they were complaining and saying terrible things about someone who had helped them. There's no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone.

Pointing out that the president implied that she was lying about the allegations in both his tweet and comments to reporters, Willoughby explained that regardless of what Trump says, she knows what is true.

'We certainly wish him well.

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